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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 85 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 85 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
Does Just My Tranny Need Rebuilding Or Is It A Sensor Of Some Sort?
My problem is that under acceleration my trans wont shift unless i let off the gas, i am in the process of having a 4F27E rebuilt for it but i just wanted to make sure that this is the problem.
Has fire and fuel on all 4 cylinders but will not start
2003 Ford Focus Has Fuel And Fire On All 4 Cylinders, Compression Is 105-11...
My Focus Has Started Shaking When In Idle And The Engine Stops...
any ideas on what my problem could be? Im not very good at this sort of stuff. If i put it in neutral and rev the engine then it keeps running, but if i leave it in gear at a light or stop sign the ...
Why Are The Headlights And Dash Lights Flickering When On The Brake After R...
I just replaced the alternator in a 2003 Ford Focus SE but the dash and headlights now flicker when you are on the brake. What could be causing this?